This name is a synonym of Vriesea imperialis Carrière.
The record derives from WCSP
(data supplied on 2012-03-23)
which reports it as a synonym (record 218485) with original publication details: Nat. Pflanzenfam. ed. 2 15a: 126 1930.
Full publication details for this name can be found in IPNI: http://ipni.org/urn:lsid:ipni.org:names:8048-2.
This name was in version 1 of The Plant List, record kew-218485.